Monday, August 6, 2012

46th Ward School Supply Drive

The Friends of the 46th Ward Schools is pleased to announce the 2012 46th Ward School Supply Drive.  All school supplies will be distributed by the Friends of the 46th Ward Schools to students in need at 46th ward schools: Greeley Elementary, Brennemann Elementary, Stockton Elementary, Stewart Elementary, Disney Elementary, and Uplift High School.

School supplies can be dropped off at Alderman Cappleman’s office during regular business hours.  If you have a large donation and need a pickup or would like to volunteer to help sort and distribute school supplies please contact us at
  • Build a Backpack – Supply a student with a backpack and fill it with school supplies. We will accept any combination of supplies and/or backpacks.  Gently used (like new) backpacks are also acceptable.
K-5th grade students can use some of the following supplies in their backpacks:
  • Primary pencils
  • 8-pack primary crayons
  • 24-pack crayons
  • 8-pack washable markers
  • Large pink erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • 8-oz bottle of glue
  • Box of tissues
  • 1-gallon size box of plastic bags
  • Packet of baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Children’s scissors
  • #2 pencils
  • Pencil pouch
  • 3 stitched Mead composition notebooks
  • Ruler with inches and centimeters
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Plastic homework folder
  • Band aids
  • Box of sandwich or quart size baggies
  • Single subject wide-ruled notebooks
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Notebook paper
  • Texas Instrument TI30X calculators
  • Highlighters
  • Rubber cement
  • Blue or black pens
Middle School and High School students can use some of the following supplies in their backpacks:
  • 1-inch binder with pockets
  • Notebook tablets
  • Lined 3-hole notebook paper
  • 3-hold graph paper
  • Large spiral notebook
  • Pocket folders
  • #2 or mechanical pencils
  • Pencil sharpner
  • Highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Index note cards
  • Paper towels
  • Box of tissues
  • Composition notebook
  • Scotch tape
  • Construction Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Binders (1-inch, 3-inch)
  • Student Dictionary (Elementary and Collegiate levels)
  • Student Thesaurus
  • Metal compass
  • Protractor
  • Flash drives

Don’t have time to browse through the school supply aisle?  The next time you are at Staples or Target, simply purchase a gift card.  Mail it to: 46th Ward School Supply Drive, c/o Alderman Cappleman, 4544 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il 60640 and we will do the shopping for you!  (We are unable to accept cash donations at this time as we are still in the process of filing for 501(c)3 status.)

UU Note:  The 46th and 48th Wards have schools with a very high number of students living in poverty.  If they don't have school supplies, they either fall behind academically, or their teacher must purchase supplies out of his or her own pocket.  If you can help either of these scenarios from happening, your help would be very much appreciated.

"A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives."  Jackie Robinson

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